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Die laute Klage, WoO135

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The text of Die laute Klage, WoO135, possibly composed in late 1814 or early 1815, comes from a compilation of Oriental poetic paraphrases in Johann Gottfried Herder’s 1792 Zerstreute Blätter. This complaint to the turtle dove who robs the lamenting lover of oblivion in sleep is filled with eloquent harmonic and melodic details: the dark chord that enshrouds the 'verschlossene Brust' is one, and so too is the huge outcry against love in mid-song and again near the end, before the song sinks to its mournful end.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2009


Beethoven: Lieder und Gesänge
Studio Master: SIGCD145Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 14 on SIGCD145 [3'14] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD145 track 14

Recording date
3 May 2008
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, Deptford, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
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  1. Beethoven: Lieder und Gesänge (SIGCD145)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: January 2009
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